George Wyatt

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George Wyatt
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Wyatt, George
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White
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Male
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Secondary
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Alive
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George Wyatt is a former member of Colonel John Sartoris' "troop" (187) and a key ally in his campaign to keep freed blacks from either voting or being elected. The Wyatts whom Faulkner had written about in his earlier fictions, Flags in the Dust and "A Rose for Emily," belong to the town's upper class, but there is no overt indication that George is a member of that family or (other than the fact that he is literate) about his own rank, in society or in the army. His " pale outraged eyes" and "whisper thin with fury" suggests that he passionately subscribes to the Southern idea of honor which demands retribution for wrongdoing (247). He pushes Bayard to avenge John's death and, if Bayard does not come through, he would (247).

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